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bio website BrianGenisio.com
location Ann Arbor, MI
age 37
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Software developer, Father, Husband and nerd.

Jun
11
awarded  Commentator
Jun
8
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
6
answered How to position a bike for work without a stand
Jun
4
awarded  Yearling
May
30
comment How to replace a tube with only one quick stick?
@KenHiatt Yeah, "towel wringing" is a great way to explain my "if necessary" comment... I couldn't articulate it so I let it be. Half the time, I can get it to seat with the "towel wringing" method. I prefer that to using a lever because I'm always afraid of pinching my tube with the lever.
May
30
awarded  Editor
May
30
revised How to replace a tube with only one quick stick?
Added caveat suggesting this might be poor practice.
May
30
answered How to replace a tube with only one quick stick?
May
29
awarded  Teacher
May
29
answered Is having your hands “on the hoods” of drop handlebars safe for braking?
May
29
answered how to convert my 21 speed mountain bike into a road/cycling bike?
Feb
16
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
10
comment Are Z-shaped cranks a good idea?
Yours is my favorite response. I remember this rigid-body torque question from Statics in college. The prof came up with a dozen different complicated designs for the same idea... "the sum of the forces equals zero". It doesn't matter what the shape of the arm is. (Except, of course, the weight of the new shape will cause some negligible torque in this position, but that will get zeroed out by a different position in the cycle.) Good explanation!
Mar
22
comment How to avoid wearing out gears?
Yes, this sounds exactly like what is happening here. I rode 1000 miles last year. I guess I just expected everything to last longer... I suppose I should have replaced my chain before it wore out my gears, then?
Mar
22
comment How to avoid wearing out gears?
Yeah, about every two weeks in my case... 10 mile round trip to work.
Mar
22
comment How to avoid wearing out gears?
@Neil Fein: Yes, the worn out sprockets are the ones I spend most my time on. The worn gears are on the back.
Mar
22
comment How to avoid wearing out gears?
Thanks for the answer. You mention that it is unlikely that the chain and gears are worn out at 1000 miles... but this isn't my assessment. It is the repair-guy at my bike shop. He told me that after putting on the new chain, two of the cogs were still slipping. Still, thank you. This is useful info.
Mar
22
comment How to avoid wearing out gears?
Thanks. I was cleaning and lubing my chain about every 80 to 100 miles last season. I rode almost exclusively on pavement. Is that enough?
Mar
21
awarded  Student
Mar
21
asked How to avoid wearing out gears?